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Robene, -ein, -een, Robbyn, n.2 [Cf. Fris. robyn(tsje, robynderke, Du. dial. robijntje, the linnet. Cf. also Robenen.1] The robin redbreast. = Robene redebrest. b. Appar. applied to a domestic fowl (see Jabart n. and adj.). — 1549 Compl. 39/18.
Robeen and the litil vran var hamely in vyntir
a1568 Scott Bann. MS 156b/20.
In May … men ȝeid … With Robene Hoid and littill Johne To bring in bowis and birkin bobbynis Now all sic game is fastlingis gone Bot gif it be amangis clovin robbynis
1611 J. Melvill in McCrie Melville 445.
And moved me … To … sett ane keasment oppen wyd, To sie give Robein wald cum in and byde
b. c1500 Rowll Cursing 122 (B).
Thow art scho That Rowlis blak robene [M. jabert] put in bro

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